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    Re: Joining the Tormach 1100 family

    Congratulations, don't forget to join the facebook group, there is a lot of help there as well.
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    Re: HAAS Mini Mill Question

    If I remember right, its the high-flow coolant pump.
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    Interested in a new mill

    Hi all,
    Right now I have a Tormach PCNC1100 S3. I've had it since April of 2018 and I've been very happy with it.

    I am lucky enough to have work for as often as I am comfortable spending time out...
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    Re: new Haas TM1P has arrived!

    Thank you for the reply tom o and wildwhl. I think I'm going to move forward it it, and it sounds perfect for my needs. I have some more questions, but I'll post in a new thread so I don't hijack...
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    Re: Polycarbonate - off topic

    If the design allows, you could also, spot the bottom of the hole with a drill, just deep enough to leave a dimple for epoxy to sit in.
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    Re: new Haas TM1P has arrived!

    Hi tom o, its been a few months, how are your thoughts on the TM-1P now?

    I've been looking at them as an upgrade from a Tormach. I have some parts that I could do that are 20-26" long, and the...
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    Re: Tormach manual controls

    Would you go into detail about how this is done?
  8. Re: How Much Horsepower Do You Use - How Hard Can you Push It

    Have you tried the Shear Hog?

    Also, if you are doing the same operation over and over, just hogging out material, and don't need to change tools, you could disable the PDB, go back to the shorter...
  9. Thread: Form Tapping

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    Re: Form Tapping

    Yes, a 0.120" chamfer for the 0.109 hole.

    I was able to get it to work last night. I set the dwell to 1.2seconds and I backed off the depth by 0.050".
    After this, all the threads felt good,...
  10. Thread: Form Tapping

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    Re: Form Tapping

    Yes, I'm using the blue Mist Coolant Tormach sells, which had been fine for cutting threads and general milling, but after the first ones pulled out, put some Relton A-9 Aluminum Cutting Fluid on the...
  11. Thread: Form Tapping

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    Re: Form Tapping

    I watched the threads, I don't think its slipping, and I was able to tap using a drill chuck on a bridgeport. (These taps are brand new and have been in less than 10 holes of aluminum.)
    On the...
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    Re: Make an Active Tool Setter for free (almost)

    Thank you, looking forward to the weekend project.
  13. Thread: 1100 to 1100M???

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    Re: 1100 to 1100M???

    When asking about a upgrading a Series 3 to a 1100M spindle, I was told the spindles were different cartridges and the head castings were different.

    Maybe its 'possible' if you replace the head of...
  14. Thread: Form Tapping

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    Form Tapping

    Hi all,
    I'm using an PCNC1100 with their ER20 floating tap head and YG brand M3 threadforming tap.


    I'm trying to form tap some M3x0.5 holes in AL6061 about 0.30" deep, hole depth is 0.40". The...
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    Re: Current opinion on RapidTurn?

    I'm not sure if it if it would save you any, but what about cutting the parts from bar stock in the vise and interpolating all the features. You maybe be able to get several parts programmed together...
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    Re: Storing machine locations

    Was hoping it was something simple and common. Thank you!
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    Storing machine locations

    Is there a way to store a position (say the back Left edge of my vise jaw) in the machine position and recall it without having to indicate it in every time? So that after I power on the machine, I...
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